Audio in the 21st Century (Engineer to Engineer series)

Audio in the 21st Century (Engineer to Engineer series)

ISBN: 9780971786158
Publisher: Intel Press
Edition: Har/DVD
Publication Date: 2004-01
Number of pages: 366
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Major changes have recently evolved in the field of audio. For example, the MP3 format has become widely popular and has moved from the realm of technophiles into the general consumer market. Digital formats such as MP3 have radically changed the nature of audio, making possible file-sharing, increased flexibility and mobility, as well as raising content protection concerns.

Audio in the 21st Century is an introduction and exploration of digital audio, including Compact Discs, DVD-Audio, MP3, AC-3 (Dolby Digital†), and many other related topics. The author describes state-of-the-art digital audio in a way that is accessible to a neophyte, yet still useful to a senior engineer.

Covered are digital audio fundamentals and topics including:

Sound and Hearing Sampling theory and quantization Surround sound Format standards such as MPEG and AC-3 Details about CD, DVD, DTV, and Digital Radio Streaming audio technologies PC Sound The CD-ROM accompanying this book contains examples of audio types used with DVD-Video and DVD-Audio. Test patterns are also included in WAV, AU, AIFF, MP3, and MP3Pro formats.

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